Former pop star David Van Day, who had hits with the duo Dollar in the 80s has won a seat for the Conservatives on Thurrock Council in Essex.
He won the Aveley and Uplands seat in a by-election after Tim Aker of the Thurrock Independents quit.
The singer, who lives in South Ockendon, performed with Dollar in the 80s, and also with a version on Bucks Fizz in the 90s. He took part in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2008.
As a coucillor he says he wants to combat traffic issues in the Aveley area.